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FFL needed for trigger mod...
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:17:09 AM »

I have not been able to get.in contact with my FFL in a while and I can't find a forum question on this but, would I need to go to an FFL to get a trigger change on a SD9VE

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Re: FFL needed for trigger mod...
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 09:55:48 AM »
Just to change out a trigger?  This sounds like you just need an armorer if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself.

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Re: FFL needed for trigger mod...
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 10:16:03 AM »
Every kit that I've seen so far reduces the trigger pull weight.  I was told that was a no-no; That a reduction in trigger pull weight can get you in legal trouble and that this needs to be done by an FFL or a gunsmith.  I take it that is incorrect?

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Re: FFL needed for trigger mod...
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 10:22:55 AM »
Anything can get you into legal trouble.
Sometimes a "too light" trigger, could increase the chances of an unintended discharge, but for an owner to install, upgrade and/or modify his firearm's trigger isn't cause for an FFL. If it were, wouldn't there be dozens from this forum in jail? Of course, if you are converting to a "banned" trigger device, such as those crank thingamajigs that are the anti-gun rage these days (if these ever do get banned in CT), that's another matter.
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Re: FFL needed for trigger mod...
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 10:34:50 AM »
Wasn't there some state or national law proposed and/or passed a few years ago that anyone modifying their guns had to have some FFL that cost a few thousand dollars?  Or, was that a proposal that faded away?


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Re: FFL needed for trigger mod...
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 10:39:16 AM »
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Wasn't there some state or national law proposed and/or passed a few years ago that anyone modifying their guns had to have some FFL that cost a few thousand dollars?  Or, was that a proposal that faded away?
I remember it but don’t remember it going anywhere. With the rise of aftermarket triggers out there I think the OP just needs to go to a knowledgeable shop to have the work done.

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Re: FFL needed for trigger mod...
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 10:39:29 AM »
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Every kit that I've seen so far reduces the trigger pull weight.  I was told that was a no-no; That a reduction in trigger pull weight can get you in legal trouble and that this needs to be done by an FFL or a gunsmith.  I take it that is incorrect?
Who told you that? Yes that is incorrect.

One does NOT need an FFL or gunsmith to perform maintenance or upgrades on one's firearms. There is (currently) nothing in the statutes/laws that mandate one take their gun to a gunsmith or FFL if changing the trigger (assuming one isn't turning their firearm into a "machine gun").

There is a school of thought that modifying a trigger from the stock settings may lead to potential issues if one discharges that firearm and is subsequently arrested for the discharge. A prosecutor could potentially use your modifying the firearm trigger against you in court.
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